JEM Gains SATCOM Access Via Software Upgrade

Thales Communications Inc. (the US subsidiary of the Thales Group) is now certified to offer the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) SATCOM integrated Waveform (IW) with its AN/PRC-148 Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Enhanced Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR), also known as ‘JEM’.

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Emergency Services as Information Outposts

Methodological recording of emergency-call services provide a wealth of information that can help improve public safety, highlight evolving trends in public safety and security and support crime investigations. Historically, reviewing enough calls to identify performance trends and challenges has been a manual task that many centers didn’t have the resources to fulfill. Likewise, public safety operations lack formalized quality...

WiMAX IEEE-802.16 Military Applications

WiMAX, a standards-based wireless technology provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances. Commercial WiMAX applications including "last mile" broadband connections, hotspots and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for business. WiMAX broadband wireless technology, defined by the IEEE 802.16 standard is derived from the wireless fidelity (IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard) which currently serves hotspots and wireless local area networks throughout...

Introducing New Technologies to the Warfighter

Fielding of advanced C4ISR technology with the lower echelons will introduce new opportunities but also pose new challenges to trainers and recruiters, as it will require recruitment of more technologically savvy personnel. Carefully balanced training and procedures should be implemented, to maintain combat warfighting skills, with physical and psychological endurance, while mastering technological prowess. These new capabilities should address...